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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Best deals of 2014

Roku LT Streaming Media Player ($30, Amazon)

Apple TV ($85, RadioShack)

Xbox 360 4GB ($99, Walmart)

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD ($449, Best Buy)

Sony BDP-S5200 ($60, Best Buy)

Amazon Fire Stick ($25, Best Buy and Staples)

Klipsch R-28F ($449/pair, Best Buy)

Onkyo TX-NR636 ($449, Best Buy

Vizio S4251W-B4 ($198, Walmart)

Logitech Harmony 700 ($60, Best Buy)

Channel Master DVR+ ($175, Channel Master store)

Updated November 26th.

It's that time again. That's right: queuing up outside an electronics store with post-Thanksgiving meat sweats in the hope of finding a bargain.

Well, while we can't help with the overeating thing, you don't to worry about poring through the Black Friday catalogs for the best home cinema deals 'cause we've done the hard work for you.

Here's the best deals in home entertainment -- Blu-ray players, games consoles, projectors and more -- from $50 and up.

Note that most of these prices, found on various sale leak websites (including BlackFriday.com) won't be live until the day after Thanksgiving.

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Before Google's $35 Chromecast, the Roku LT was the original impossibly priced streamer that seemed too good to be true, offering up tons of streaming content in a tiny box for just $50. At $29.99, it's a steal, and you should be locked up. No, seriously. Call the constabulary.

For more information, read CNET's full review of the Roku LT.

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At $100 it's ridiculously cheap, and anything less than that is a bonus.

Best for users of the iPhone or iPad.

Available at Radio Shack for $84.99 (after $15 rebate) or

Best Buy for $89.99 (plus Free $10 Gift Card with Apple TV)


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Sure, with only 4GB of hard drive space, it's not exactly the best option for gamers, but at only $99 it's a great option for streaming media. The console is compatible with Xbox Slim hard drives which means you can upgrade the storage fairly easily.

Via Walmart

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With a 3,000-lumen light output this thing is a virtual light canon. No need to watch in complete darkness. At $449, it looks like an excellent value.

Via Best Buy

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The BDP-S5200 is one of the smallest Blu-ray player designs we've seen, and it's also one of the quickest.

$59.99 at Best Buy

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It's been out only a few weeks and it's already getting discounted. Even better for us!

The Amazon Fire Stick offers a step-up on the Chromecast because it offers a remote control. It's out of stock at Amazon, but you can find it elsewhere.  Available at Best Buy and Staples.

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If you're looking for big bang cinema or dirty rock'n'roll, then the Klipsch name is where you should be looking.

The Klipsch R-28F is an older model, but at 50 percent off, it looks like a good deal.

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The Onkyo TX-NR636 is an excellent receiver, and one of the only 2014 models that can be upgraded to handle Dolby Atmos.

Via Best Buy

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Just because you're going for a sound bar doesn't mean you can't have real surround sound. The Vizio S4251W-B4 is one of the few "true" surround sound bars, and at $198 it's almost a no-brainer. Get it at that price on Friday at Walmart -- or right now at Amazon.

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It's an end-of-line model, but a great learning remote and a good value at 60 bucks.

$59.99 at Best Buy

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Cord-cutter much? This is the best price yet on one of our favorite antenna-only DVRs, priced hundreds less than TiVo.

Available exclusively through Channel Master.

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New holiday deals seem to crop up every day, so we'll be updating this story right until Black Friday goes dark.

In the meantime, you can also check out:

>> CNET's full holiday gift guide

>> CNET's complete Black Friday coverage

>> Every Black Friday deal we've found

>> CNET's complete Cyber Monday coverage

>> CNET's Deals & Promotions page

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